Lloyd Phillips - Details


LLOYD PHILLIPS was executive producer on Columbia Pictures’ Running Free, shot in Namibia for Jean-Jacques Annaud and director Sergei Bodrov. The studio relied upon his years of experience in production and his long relationship with Africa to guide this ambitious project.

Lloyd co-produced and contributed to the success of Terry Gilliam's acclaimed 12 Monkeys, starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, and executive produced director Lee Tamahori's The Edge, starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin.
It was through Phillips’ career as a photojournalist that he was selected for entry into the prestigious National Film School in the U.K. in 1973.

Shortly after graduation, his short film for Paramount Pictures, The Dollar Bottom, was nominated for a BAFTA and won an Oscar for best dramatic live action short, becoming New Zealand's first Oscar winner.

Phillips’ first feature producing effort was the 1979 film Battletruck, in association with Roger Corman’s New World. He then produced the television film The Magnificent One, shown during the inaugural week of U.K.'s Channel 4.
Phillips then co-wrote and produced the Paramount feature Nate and Hayes, starring Tommy Lee Jones, and went on to produce the Central Television miniseries Heart of the High Country.
Phillips took a sabbatical from film and co-produced two Broadway musicals: The Three Penny Opera, starring Sting, and James Clavell's Shogun, The Musical.
He produced Deception, starring Andie MacDowell and Liam Neeson, and also served as production consultant on Roger Donaldson’s Species.

Producing Vertical Limit continues Phillips’ relationship with Sony Pictures and marks his return to his home country, New Zealand, after 10 years.
Phillips lives in Malibu, California